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OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN

San Jose, Batangas


2ND REGULAR SESSION
July 11, 2016

ORDER AND CALENDAR OF BUSINESS


a) Call to Order
b) Roll Call
c) Invocation ( optional )
d) National Anthem ( optional )
e) Reading and consideration of the minutes of the previous session:
Minutes of the 1st Regular Session

f) Calendar of Business

1. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1.1 Refer to ANNEX A

2. BUSINESS FOR THE DAY

3. UNASSIGNED BUSINESS

3.1 Letters / Communications:


3.1.1 From the Municipal Mayor
Date Received: 04 July 2016
Subject: Request for Authorization of Amended Work Program for the Utilization of
Funds under Other Maintenance and Operating Expenses (Investment Plan Preparation
Services) FY 2016 Office of the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator
ANNEX B

3.1.2 From Mr. Reynaldo I. Del Rosario and Mrs. Corazon Del Rosation, represented by
Dorothy V. Cananea
Date Received: 07 July 2016
Subject: Request for Sangguniang Bayan Resolution for the cancellation of annotation
on Certificate of Title No. T-147660 ANNEX C

3.1.3 From the Municipal Mayor


Date Received: 08 July 2016
Subject: Appointment confirmation of Mr. Nicanor M. Dimaculangan, Jr. as Municipal
Administrator ANNEX D

3.2 Annual Investment Plan for Fiscal Year 2016 of Barangay Lalayat

g) Committee Reports:
Committee on Finance, Budget and Appropriations:
Barangay Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 2016:
i. Barangay Poblacion 2 : Php 1,342,708.22
ii. Barangay Sabang : Php 1,363,111.04
iii. Barangay Bagong-Pook : Php 322,101.53
iv. Barangay Poblacion 4.0 : Php 22, 862.00

h) Privilege Hour
i) Question Hour
j) Announcements ( if any )
Notice of Hearing from National Telecommunications Commission in connection with the issuance of
Provisional Authority Requested by South Luzon Cable Catv. Inc.

k) Adjournment
1 Republic of the Philippines
2 Province of Batangas
3 MUNICIPALITY OF SAN JOSE
4
5 MINUTES OF THE 1ST REGULAR SESSION OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN OF
6 SAN JOSE, BATANGAS HELD AT THE MUNICIPAL SESSION HALL ON July
7
8 IN ATTENDANCE:
9 Hon. Entiquio M. Briones - Municipal Vice-Mayor and SB Presiding Officer,
10 Hon. Ronald I. Apritado - Sangguniang Bayan Member,
11 Hon. Ruel F. Ilao - Sangguniang Bayan Member,
12 Hon. Renji A. Arcilla - Sangguniang Bayan Member,
13 Hon. Marife E. Bathan - Sangguniang Bayan Member,
14 Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto - Sangguniang Bayan Member,
15 Hon. Armida A. De Roxas - Sangguniang Bayan Member,
16 Hon. Godfrey A. Umali - Sangguniang Bayan Member,
17 Hon. Arnold D. Aguila - Sangguniang Bayan Member
18
19 NON-ATTENDING:
20 Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc - Ex-Officio Member, LMB President
21
22
23 The 1st Regular Session of the Sangguniang Bayan started with a call to order from the Presiding Officer
24 at 9:30 AM with the roll call thereafter. Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc called in sick. There was still a quorum.
25 The prayer was led by Hon. Marife E. Bathan. The Minutes of the Inaugural Session was first considered and
26 was approved on motion of Hon. Ruel F. Ilao and seconded by Hon. Marife E. Bathan.
27
28 The Internal Rules of Procedures of the Sangguniang Bayan was next considered and prominent on the
29 inclusion to the former internal rules are:
30
31 1. Roll Call::
32 a. First Roll Call at 9:00 AM;
33 b. Second Roll Call at 9:15 AM;
34 c. Third Roll Call at 9:30 AM;
35 d. After 9:30 AM, adjournment of session and any extension will be decided by 2/3 of the
36 Members of the Sangguniang Bayan.
37 2. Inclusion of Random Drug Testing for Members of the Sangguniang Bayan;
38 3. Committee Chairmanships and Memberships including representation of the SB in Special
39 Bodies.
40
41 The whole IRP was presented as:
42
43 RESOLUTION NO. 0022016
44
45 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE INTERNAL RULES OF PROCEDURE AND
46 COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN OF SAN JOSE, BATANGAS
47
48 WHEREAS, in the conduct of its legislative affairs, the Sangguniang Bayan has to be governed by rules
49 which are deemed appropriate and responsive to streamline procedures;
50
51 WHEREAS, the Sangguniang Bayan of San Jose, Batangas, though governed by existing rules, can adopt
52 its own procedures in the manner determined to be most convenient to Members;
53
54 SO THEREFORE, on motion of Hon. Ronald I. Apritado and seconded by Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
55 with the general consensus of all Members present of the Sangguniang Bayan of San Jose, Batangas, the
56 following is adopted as:
57 RULE I COMPOSITION
58
59 Section 1.1 The Sangguniang Bayan, the legislative body of this Municipality, shall be composed of the
60 Municipal Vice-Mayor as the Presiding Officer, the regular Sangguniang Bayan Members, and the President
61 of the Municipal Chapter of the Liga ng Mga Barangay as Ex-Officio Member.
62
63 RULE II POWERS, DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SANGGUNIAN
64
65 Section 2.1 The powers, duties and functions of this Sanggunian shall be as provided for under Rule XVII of
66 the Rules and Regulations Implementing the Local Government Code of 1991.
67
68 RULE III DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
69
70 Section 3.1 Every member of this Sangguniang Bayan shall make a full disclosure of his financial and
71 business interests as required under Art. 104, Rule XVII of the Rules and Regulations implementing the Local
72 Government Code of 1991.
73
74 Section 3.2 Every Member shall attend all the sessions of this Sanggunian unless he is prevented from doing
75 so by reason of sickness or other unavoidable circumstances provided that, as a general rule, previous notice
76 thereto shall be sent to the Sanggunian thru the Presiding Officer or the Secretary.
77
78 Notice of absence shall be given a day prior to the session, however, when the day prior falls on a holiday,
79 notice shall be given the day before the holiday. In cases, however, of emergencies, notice may be given at
80 least an hour before the session through available mediums.
81
82 Section 3.3 As a general rule, every Member is required to vote on every question or proposed measure
83 being voted upon by the Sanggunian. Abstentions may only be allowed if it can be shown that the member
84 concerned has a pecuniary interest, either directly or indirectly on the matter being acted upon by the body.
85
86 Section 3.4 Every Member shall observe proper deportment and decorum during sessions.
87
88 RULE IV PRESIDING OFFICER
89
90 Section 4.1 The Vice-Mayor shall be the Presiding Officer of this Sanggunian and as such, shall have the
91 following rights and duties:
92
93 4.1.1. To preside over the sessions of the Sanggunian.
94 4.1.2. To exact from all the Members present during the sessions proper deportment and decorum.
95 4.1.3. To enforce the Internal Rules of Procedure of the Sanggunian.
96 4.1.4. To maintain order during sessions and render a ruling on questions of order, subject to appeal by
97 the Member concerned to the body for final decision.
98 4.1.5. To sign all the legislative documents, papers, or checks requiring his signature.
99 4.1.6. To declare a recess during sessions anytime he deems it necessary provided that the duration of
100 the recess is less than fifteen (15) minutes.
101 4.1.7. To declare the session adjourned to some other date, time and place and cases of extreme
102 emergencies, serious and uncontrollable disorder, public disturbances and other unavoidable
103 circumstances.
104 4.1.8. To make brief remarks, comments or clarificatory questions on any measure pending deliberation
105 by the Body provided that he shall not express himself either for or against the said measure or
106 question.
107 4.1.9. To vote but only to break a tie. Hence, he cannot vote in order to create a tie. His right to vote to
108 break a tie is mandatory.
109 4.1.10. To relinquish the Chair to the Presiding Officer Pro-Tempore, or, in the latters absence, to any
110 Member of the Sanggunian who shall act as Temporary Presiding Officer but only if he is going
111 out of the Session Hall for whatever reasons. He cannot relinquish the Chair in order to participate
112 in the deliberation of the Body and thus, there is no reason for him to relinquish the Chair but
113 remain idly on the floor.
114
115 RULE V PRESIDING OFFICER PRO-TEMPORE AND TEMPORARY PRESIDING OFFICER
116
117 Section 5.1 There shall be a Temporary Presiding Officer to be elected from among the Members of the
118 Sanggunian who, without losing his status as a regular Member including his rights and prerogatives, shall
119 temporarily exercise all the powers, duties and functions of the Presiding Officer whenever the latter is absent
120 during the sessions of the Sanggunian.
121
122 Section 5.2 In the event of the inability of the Regular Presiding Officer and the Presiding Officer Pro-Tempore
123 to preside over a Sanggunian session, the Members present thereby constituting a quorum shall elect from
124 themselves a Temporary Presiding Officer.
125
126 Section 5.3 The Presiding Officer Pro-Tempore or the Temporary Presiding Officer, as the case may be, shall
127 certify within ten (10) days from the passage of ordinances enacted or resolutions adopted by the Sanggunian
128 in the session over which he temporarily presided.
129
130 Section 5.4 While presiding, the Presiding Officer Pro-Tempore or the Temporary Presiding Officer, as the
131 case may be, shall have no right to vote even if there is a tie.
132
133 Section 5.5 The Presiding Officer Pro-Tempore or the Temporary Presiding Officer may, on his own
134 discretion, relinquish the Chair temporarily to any member of the Sanggunian if he would like to go down the
135 floor and participate in the deliberation in his capacity as a regular Member.
136
137 Section 5.6 The Presiding Officer Pro-Tempore of the Sanggunian of San Jose, Batangas is Hon. Ronald I.
138 Apritado.
139
140 RULE VI REGULAR AND SPECIAL SESSIONS
141
142 Section 6.1 The regular session of this Sanggunian shall be once a week to be held at the Sanggunian
143 Session Hall every Monday starting at 9:00 AM. Schedule of Roll Calls are as follows:
144 First Roll Call at 9:00 AM;
145 Second Roll Call at 9:15 AM;
146 Third Roll Call at 9:30 AM;
147 After 9:30 AM, adjournment of session and any extension will be decided by 2/3 of the Members of
148 the Sangguniang Bayan.
149
150 If a holiday falls on a scheduled session date, the next working day will be utilized for the scheduled
151 session.
152
153 Section 6.2 Special Sessions may be called by the Mayor or by a majority (5 or more) of the Members of this
154 Sanggunian.
155
156 Section 6.3 A written notice shall be served personally by the Sangguniang Bayan Secretary or his duly
157 authorized representative or competent staff:
158 a. To the Sangguniang Bayan Members by handling a copy thereof.
159 b. By leaving a copy of the said notice at the Sangguniang Bayan Members residence with some
160 person suitable age and discretion then residing therein.
161 c. By leaving a person in charge thereof, at least twenty four (24) hours before the scheduled special
162 session stating the date, time and purpose of the Special Session.
163
164 Section 6.4 Unless otherwise agreed upon by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Members present, there being a
165 quorum, no other matter may be considered at a Special Session except those stated in the notice.
166
167 Section 6.5 All session shall be open to the public unless a closed door session is ordered by an affirmative
168 vote of majority of the Members present, there being a quorum, in the public interest or reasons of security,
169 decency, or morality.
170
171 Section 6.6 No two (2) sessions, whether Regular or Special, may be held in a single day.
172
173 Section 6.7 Adjourned Session. An adjourned session may be held:
174
175 6.7.1. By a majority vote of the Members present in any Regular or Special Session, where there is no
176 quorum wherein they may decide to adjourn from time to time, or day to day, and compel the
177 attendance of the absent Members in order to obtain the necessary quorum.
178 6.7.2. By a majority vote of the Members present in any Regular or Special Session, there being a
179 quorum, in order to finish very important business which needs immediate action.
180
181 RULE VII QUORUM
182
183 Section 7.1 A majority of the Members of the Sanggunian who have been elected and qualified shall constitute
184 a quorum to transact official business.
185
186 Section 7.2 Other interpretation to the contrary notwithstanding, the term elected and qualified shall be
187 construed to include not only the regular Member but also the Ex-Officio Members.
188
189 Section 7.3 In computing the presence of a quorum the term majority shall be based on the actual
190 membership or incumbents in the Sanggunian which shall exclude the following:
191
192 7.3.1. A Member who is abroad or on official leave of absence;
193 7.3.2. A deceased Member;
194 7.3.3. A Member who has resigned;
195 7.3.4. A Member who has been suspended or expelled or removed by final judgement.
196
197 Section 7.4 In the absence of the quorum, the Presiding Officer may declare a recess of not more than thirty
198 (30) minutes and wait for other Members to come; or a majority of the Members present may adjourn from
199 time to time or day to day and may compel the immediate attendance of any Member absent without justifiable
200 cause by designating a Member of the Sanggunian, to be assisted by a member or members of the police
201 force, to arrest the absent Member and present him at the session hall.
202
203 If there is still no quorum despite the enforcement of the above remedial measure, the Presiding Officer
204 may, motu propio, or upon proper motion from the floor duly adopted by the Body, then declare the session
205 adjourned for lack of quorum.
206
207 Section 7.5 Whenever a question on the lack of quorum is raised by any Member, the Presiding Officer shall
208 immediately cause the reading of the roll of members and announce the result thereof and then declare
209 whether there exist a quorum or not. A request or motion to determine the presence of a quorum is not
210 debatable.
211
212 RULE VIII ORDER OF BUSINESS
213
214 Section 8.1 The Order of Business of this Sanggunian shall be as follows:
215
216 a) Call to Order
217 b) Roll Call
218 c) Invocation (optional)
219 d) National Anthem (optional)
220 e) Reading and Consideration of the Minutes of the Previous Session
221 f) Privilege Hour
222 g) Question Hour
223 h) Calendar of Business
224 1. Unfinished Business
225 2. Business for the Day
226 3. Unassigned Business
227 i) Committee Report
228 j) Announcements (if any)
229 k) Adjournment
230
231 Section 8.2 The Calendar of Business shall be prepared by the Committee on Rules every Friday at 12:00
232 PM and a copy thereof shall be furnished to every member of this Sanggunian not less than one (1) day before
233 the date of the regular session. The Presiding Officer shall cause the Office of the Secretary to the Sanggunian
234 to provide the necessary administrative support or secretarial services to the Committee on Rules and
235 Privileges and other Standing or Special Committees.
236
237 Section 8.3 The Calendar of Business shall contain the following:
238
239 8.3.1. Unfinished Business refers to proposals or measures that have been left unacted upon,
240 postponed or left unfinished during the previous meeting or session. This also includes items of
241 business left unfinished or unacted upon the end of the term of the previous administration.
242 8.3.2. Business for the Day refers to a list of items that have been reported out by committees and
243 are ready for deliberation on second reading as determined by the Committee on Rules. This
244 also includes those items for the Bodys decision on third and final reading.
245 8.3.3. Unassigned Business refers to pending matters or measures including new ones arising out
246 during the deliberation but not yet assigned or referred to any committee for appropriate action.
247
248 Section 8.4 The Calendar of Business shall contain brief description of the item of business to be taken up
249 during the regular session including but not limited to the following:
250
251 8.4.1. The title of the proposed ordinance or resolution; name of the sponsor or author and the
252 committee to which it was referred or the committee sponsoring it;
253 8.4.2. In the case of petition, letters, endorsements and other communication, the source or the name
254 of senders.
255
256 Section 8.5 In rendering committee reports, priority shall be given to regular committees (a.k.a. standing
257 committees) to be followed by special (a.k.a. Ad-Hoc) committees.
258
259 Section 8.6 As a general rule, written committee reports shall be rendered by its chairman, unless he dissents
260 with the majority decision. In his absence, the Vice-Chairman shall take his place. If neither of them is present,
261 any committee member concurring with the report and duly designated by the said committee shall render the
262 report.
263
264 Section 8.7 If the reporting committee recommends a favorable action on the measure referred to it or if the
265 reporting committee recommends the proposed measure for appropriate action by the Sanggunian, the
266 Committee on Rules shall calendar it for second reading. If the reporting committees recommendation is
267 unfavorable, the proposed measure shall be considered laid on the table. If the reporting committees
268 recommendation is for the Sanggunian not to take any action and that recommendation has been adopted by
269 the Body, the proposed measure remains shelved in the committee. If the reporting committees
270 recommendation is for the Sanggunian to file the proposed measure away and that recommendation has been
271 adopted, then it is filed-away which means in laymans language, that the proposal will be filed in the archive
272 of the Sanggunian.
273
274 Section 8.8 As a general rule, no Member of a committee shall oppose or object to the report of this committee
275 unless he submits his dissenting opinion to the majority decision in writing or orally in open session before the
276 said committee renders its report. Otherwise, he shall be precluded to oppose it on the floor.
277
278 Section 8.9 Deviations from the prescribed Order of Business may be done only under the following
279 circumstances:
280
281 8.9.1. When the Sanggunian decided to suspend the rules thru an assumed motion by the Chair or
282 thru a motion to suspend the rules by a Member. In any case, the decision to suspend the rules
283 shall require a vote by general consent, a unanimous vote, or at least a two-thirds (2/3) vote of
284 the Members present.
285 8.9.2. When the measure to be acted upon by the Sanggunian is certified by the Local Chief Executive
286 as urgent, which shall have priority over all other items of business, and shall be considered
287 without need of suspending the rules or even if it is not included in the Calendar of Business.
288
289 Section 8.10 Any Member who desires to deliver a privilege speech shall do so only for a maximum of five
290 (5) minutes. In no case, however, shall there be more than three (3) members to deliver a privilege speech
291 in one session day.
292
293 RULE IX LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
294
295 Section 9.1 Rules in the enactment of the ordinances and adoption of resolutions. In the enactment of
296 ordinances and adoption of resolutions including other matters requiring legislative actions, the following rules
297 shall be observed:
298
299 9.1.1. Legislative actions of a general and permanent character shall be enacted in the form of
300 ordinances, while those which are of temporary character shall be passed in the form of
301 resolutions. Matters relating to proprietary functions and to private concerns shall also be acted
302 upon by resolution.
303 9.1.2. Proposed ordinances and resolutions shall be in writing and shall contain an assigned number, a
304 title or caption, an enacting or accompanied by a brief explanatory note containing the justification
305 for its approval. It shall be signed by the author or authors and submitted to the Secretary to the
306 Sanggunian who shall report the same to the Sanggunian at its next meeting.
307 9.1.3. A resolution shall be enacted in the same manner prescribed for an ordinance, except that it need
308 not go through a third reading for its final consideration unless decided otherwise by a majority of
309 all the Sanggunian Members.
310 9.1.4. No ordinance or resolution shall be considered on second reading in any regular meeting unless
311 it has been reported out by the proper committee to which it was referred or certified as urgent by
312 the Local Chief Executive.
313 9.1.5. Any legislative matter duly certified by the Local Chief Executive as urgent whether or not it is
314 included in the calendar of business may be presented and considered by the Body at the same
315 meeting without need of suspending the rules.
316 9.1.6. The Secretary to the Sanggunian shall prepare copies of the proposed ordinance or resolution in
317 the form it was passed on second reading, and shall distribute to each Sanggunian Member a
318 copy thereof except that a measure certified by the Local Chief Executive concerned as urgent
319 may be submitted for final voting immediately after debate or amendment during the second
320 reading.
321 9.1.7. No ordinance or resolution passed by the Sanggunian in a Regular or Special Session duly called
322 for the purpose shall be valid unless approved by a majority of the Members present there being
323 a quorum.
324 9.1.8. Upon the passage of all ordinances and resolutions directing the payment of money or creating a
325 liability, and at the request of any Member of any resolution or motion, the Sanggunian shall record
326 the ayes and the nayes. Each approved ordinance or resolution shall be stamped with the seal of
327 the Sanggunian and recorded in a book kept for the purpose.
328
329 Section 9.2 Approval of Ordinance and Veto Power of the Local Chief Executive. The approval of
330 ordinance by the Mayor, as the case may be, and the exercise of his veto power shall be governed by the
331 following rules:
332
333 9.2.1. Every ordinance enacted by the Sanggunian shall be presented to the Mayor for his approval. If
334 he approves the same, he shall affix his signature on each and every page thereof, otherwise, he
335 shall veto it and return the same with his objections to the Sanggunian, which may proceed to
336 reconsider the same. The Sanggunian may override the said veto by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all
337 its Members thereby making the ordinance or resolution effective for all legal intents and
338 purposes.
339 9.2.2. The veto shall be communicated by the Mayor to the Sanggunian within ten (10) days otherwise,
340 the ordinance shall be deemed approved as if he had signed it.
341 9.2.3. The Mayor may veto an ordinance of the Sanggunian on the ground that it is ultra vires or
342 prejudicial to the public welfare, stating his reason therefore in writing.
343 9.2.4. The Mayor shall have the power to veto any particular item or items of an appropriation ordinance,
344 an ordinance or resolution adopting a Local Development Plan and Public Investment Program
345 or an ordinance directing the payment of money or creating liability. In such a case, the veto shall
346 not affect the item or items which are not objected to. The vetoed item or items shall not take
347 effect unless the Sanggunian overrides the veto in the manner as provided in this section,
348 otherwise, the item or items in the appropriation ordinance of the previous year corresponding to
349 those vetoed, if any shall be deemed re-enacted.
350 9.2.5. The Mayor may veto an ordinance or resolution only once. The Sanggunian may override the said
351 veto by two-thirds (2/3) vote of all its Members, thereby making the ordinance or resolution
352 effective even without the approval of the Local Chief Executive.
353
354 Section 9.3 Three-Reading Principle. The so-called three-reading principle which is commonly adopted in
355 legislative bodies shall also be followed by this Sanggunian. Hence, as a general rule, before an ordinance is
356 finally enacted, it shall undergo the following stages:
357
358 9.3.1. First Reading. At this stage, the Secretary shall read the number of the proposed draft ordinance
359 (e.g. Draft Ordinance No. ___); its title; name of the author or authors or the name of the members
360 introducing it. Thereafter, the Presiding Officer shall refer it to the appropriate committee or without
361 instructions. At this stage, no debate shall be allowed.
362 9.3.2. Second reading. At this stage, any proposed ordinance that has already been reported out by
363 concerned committee and has been calendared by the Committee on Rules for second reading
364 maybe sponsored by the reporting committee chairman, or his vice chairman, or any committee
365 Member designated for that purpose. Since every Member of the Sanggunian is supposed to have
366 been furnished a copy thereof, the proposed ordinance may no longer be read in full unless the
367 sponsoring committee or the Sanggunian itself decided otherwise.
368
369 After the usual sponsorship speech has been delivered, the proposed ordinance shall be
370 subjected to the following:
371
372 9.3.2.1. Period of Debate
373 9.3.2.2. Period of Amendment
374 9.3.2.3. Approval on second reading
375
376 9.3.3. Third (Final Reading). At this stage the Secretary shall read the proposed draft ordinance by its
377 number, title and the name of its sponsor or co-sponsor, if any. Immediate thereafter, the
378 Presiding Officer shall put the proposed ordinance to a vote. The Presiding Officer shall then
379 formally announce the result thereof and directs the Secretary to enter it in the record.
380
381 Section 9.4 Methods of Voting. Unless a different method is prescribed by the Sanggunian for a particular
382 measure, voting shall be either one of the following methods:
383
384 9.4.1. By voice (viva voce)
385 9.4.2. By raising of hand (a.k.a. show of hand)
386 9.4.3. By rising
387 9.4.4. By ballot; or
388 9.4.5. By nominal voting (a.k.a. roll call vote)
389
390 Section 9.5 Putting the question to a Vote. The Presiding Officer shall rise whenever he is putting a question
391 to a vote. In taking the vote, the Presiding Officer, shall take first the affirmative votes and then the negative
392 votes. While still in standing position, the Presiding Officer shall announce the result thereof.
393
394
395 RULE X VOTES AND VOTING
396
397 Section 10.1 Voting on the Question. Whenever the nominal voting (or roll call voting) is being applied, the
398 Secretary shall call the roll of Members either in alphabetical order, by rank, or by representatives districts.
399 As each name is called, the Member shall announce his vote by stating YES or NO as the case may be.
400 As a general rule, a Member may explain his vote but not to exceed three (3) minutes. A second roll call may
401 be requested by any Member from the Chair but this time only the names of those who failed to vote shall be
402 called. This is to give another opportunity to those who failed to cast their vote to exercise their right and also
403 to determine the number of Members who might have violated the rule on abstention. After this second roll
404 call, no other request of the same kind shall be entertained by the Chair.
405
406 Section 10.2 Voting Restrictions. No Member can vote, or be allowed to vote, on any measure in which he
407 or any of his relatives within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity, has a direct or personal pecuniary
408 interest. This rule, however, does not apply in voting for elective positions in the Sanggunian where a Member,
409 as a matter of right, can vote for himself.
410
411 Section 10.3 Change of Vote. A Member may change his vote but only when the result of the voting has not
412 yet been announced by the Chair. Otherwise, he can only change his vote by a unanimous consent of the
413 members present. Provided that this rule shall not be applied if voting is by ballot.
414
415 Section 10.4 Vote by Late-Comer. A Member who comes in twenty (20) minutes late after the roll call during
416 the session but who happens to arrive while voting is in progress shall be allowed to vote, provided that the
417 result of the voting has not yet been announced by the chair and after the late comer had been appraised of
418 the issues by the Chair or a Member of the Sanggunian.
419
420 Section 10.5 Allowable Motion during Voting. Except for a motion pertaining to a question of quorum, no
421 other motion shall be entertained by the Chair while voting is in progress.
422
423 Section 10.6 Breaking a Tie. In case of a tie, the Presiding Officer of this Sanggunian is mandated to cast
424 his vote. He is, however, precluded under existing laws to cast his vote in order to create a tie.
425
426 Section 10.7 Majority Vote of All the Members. As provided for under RA 7160 in its Implementing Rules
427 and Regulations a majority vote of all the members of the Sangguniang Bayan is required in the following
428 circumstances:
429
430 10.7.1. Enactment of ordinances levying taxes, fees, or charges prescribing the rates thereof for general
431 and specific purposes and granting tax exemptions, incentives or reliefs (Sec. 447, RA 7160, par.
432 2-ii).
433 10.7.2. Adoption of resolution authorizing the Mayor to negotiate and contract loans and other forms of
434 indebtedness. (par. 2-iii, Ibid).
435 10.7.3. Enactment of ordinance authorizing the floating of bonds or other instruments of indebtedness for
436 the purpose of raising funds to finance development projects. (par. 2-iv, Ibid).
437 10.7.4. Adoption of resolution authorizing the Mayor to lease to private parties such buildings held in a
438 proprietary capacity subject to existing laws, rules and regulations. (par. 2-v, Ibid).
439 10.7.5. Enactment of ordinance granting a franchise to any person, partnership, corporation or
440 cooperative to establish, construct, operate and maintain markets or slaughterhouse, or such
441 other similar activities within the Municipality as may be allowed by applicable law. Provided, that
442 cooperatives shall be given preference in the grant of such a franchise.
443 10.7.6. Adoption of resolution concurring with the appointments issued by the Mayor to Heads of
444 Departments and Offices as required under RA 7160. (Sec. 443, RA 7160, par. d).
445
446 Section 10.8 Majority of the Members present (thereby constituting a Quorum). Except as provided in
447 Rule VII hereof, all other legislative matters or measures shall require only a majority vote of the Members
448 present therein having a quorum for its passage, adoption or enactment, as the case may be.
449
450 Section 10.9 Plurality Vote. A decision of the Sanggunian thru a plurality vote shall be valid only and
451 enforceable if it is the result of an election of Officers of the Sanggunian or Members of committees. No
452 legislative proposal or measure of whatever nature shall be passed, adopted or enacted by this Sanggunian
453 thru a mere plurality vote.
454
455 Section 10.10 Percentage Vote. For purposes of this Section, a percentage vote shall be construed to mean
456 as a proportion of a certain whole. Percentage vote shall be applied in the following:
457
458 10.10.1. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of all the Members of this Sanggunian shall be required in overriding the
459 veto of the LCE for any ordinances or resolution, thereby making the particular ordinance or
460 resolution effective for all intents and purposes. (Sec. 54, RA 7160).
461 10.10.2. Unless otherwise concurred in by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Sanggunian Members present,
462 there being a quorum, no other matters may be considered at a Special Session except those
463 stated in the notice. (Sec. 52(d), RA 7160).
464 10.10.3. The penalty of suspension or expulsion that may be imposed or meted out by the Sanggunian
465 to an erring Member shall require the concurrence of at least two-thirds (2/3) of all the
466 Sanggunian Members. (Sec. 50, b-5, RA 7160).
467 10.10.4. With the concurrence of at least two-thirds (2/3) of all Members of the Sanggunian, grant tax
468 exemptions, incentives or reliefs to entities engaged in community growth-inducing industries.
469 10.10.5. At least a two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of the Members present, there being a quorum, shall
470 be required or the adoption of the following motions:
471 10.10.5.1. Motion to suspend the rules
472 10.10.5.2. Motion to expunge
473 10.10.5.3. Motion to extend or limit debate
474 10.10.5.4. Motion to call for the previous question
475
476 10.10.6. At least a two-thirds (2/3) negative vote of the Members present, there being a quorum, shall be
477 required in order to sustain the motion to object to the consideration of a question.
478
479 Section 10.11 Abstentions. Indubitably, a Member of this Sanggunian is representing the people and not
480 necessarily his own self and as such he should be required to take a stand, one way or the other, on every
481 issue or measure submitted for decision of this august body. Hence, it is hereby made as a general rule that
482 no Member of this Sanggunian shall abstain from voting, except as provided under Section 10.2 of this Internal
483 Rules of Procedure. Abstention, if ever allowed to a Member, shall not be considered in computing the majority
484 vote. Since abstention is not a vote, it does not count either way. Mere silence and abstention are not the
485 equivalent of affirmative votes nor of negative votes. (Quien vs. Serina, 17SCRA 56, 1966; Ortiz vs. Posadas,
486 55 Phil. 741; 62 CJS, p. 761). This rule does not apply in voting for elective positions, if a Member is qualified.
487
488 Section 10.12 Simple Majority. Except as otherwise provided in this Internal Rules of Procedure and existing
489 laws, rules and regulations, a vote by a simple majority shall prevail and regulate, a vote by a simple
490 majority shall prevail on other measures, motions or propositions provided there is a quorum. In parliamentary
491 parlance, the term simple majority means one-half plus one (1/2 + 1) of the total votes cast by the Members
492 present there being a quorum. It might be less than the majority of the entire membership.
493
494 RULE XI. RULES ON DEBATES AND AMENDMENTS
495
496 Section 11.1 As a general rule, no Member shall speak before this Sanggunian without first obtaining the
497 floor. A Member who has obtained the floor shall address all his marks to the Chair. He shall conduct himself
498 with proper decorum by confining his remarks or arguments to the question under debate and by avoiding
499 personalities.
500
501 Section 11.2 No Member rendering a committee report or delivering the sponsorship speech shall speak for
502 more than thirty (30) minutes unless allowed by a majority of the Members present.
503
504 Section 11.3 No Member shall speak for more than ten (10) minutes on a particular issue or question being
505 debated upon unless he is allowed to do so by a majority of the Members present.
506
507 Section 11.4 During the period of amendments, every Member shall observe the so-called five-minutes rule,
508 i.e., remarks or argumentation by any Member on each proposed amendment shall not exceed five (5)
509 minutes.
510
511 Section 11.5 The Member rendering a committee report or delivering the sponsorship speech of a proposed
512 measure may move to open or close the debate within the thirty (30) minute period allowed to him. If he fails
513 to exercise his option, the Chair may use the assumed motion to open or close the debate, or any Member
514 may formally move for it. In any case, after a Member has rendered a committee report or has finished his
515 sponsorship speech of a proposed measure, it shall be considered open to debate.
516
517 Section 11.6 While having the floor, a Member may be interrupted in his speech or talk by the Presiding
518 Officer to state a point of order, to respond to question from the floor, to clarify something related to the issues
519 being discussed or to make certain remarks within his privilege.
520
521 Section 11.7 The Speaker may also be interrupted by another Member if the latter desires to ask questions
522 thru his privilege to interpellate and by proposing the following motions:
523
524 11.7.1. Point of Order
525 11.7.2. Point of Information
526 11.7.3. Point of Parliamentary Inquiry
527 11.7.4. Call for Orders of the day
528 11.7.5. Divide the Assembly
529 11.7.6. Raise a Question of Privilege
530 11.7.7. Reconsider
531 11.7.8. Appeal from the Decision of the Chair
532
533 Section 11.8 All questions addressed to the Speaker or the Member having the floor must always be coursed
534 thru the Presiding Officer.
535
536 Section 11.9 The Speaker being interpellated may decline to answer question, if he so desires.
537
538 Section 11.10 No Member shall speak against his own motion or proposition. He may, however, be permitted
539 to withdraw his motion or proposition and if his request to withdraw it is denied, he may vote against it.
540
541 Section 11.11 While the period of debate is in progress, no Member shall roam around the session hall or
542 leave the premises without the permission of the Chair.
543
544 Section 11.12 A motion to close the debate is in order if three (3) Members have already spoken in the
545 affirmative side and two (2) in the negative side; or only one (1) Member has spoken in favor but none against
546 it.
547
548 Section 11.13 Subject to the requirement of the preceding Section, if no Member moves to close the period
549 of debate, the Chair, motu propio, may use the assumed motion in order to close the period of debate.
550
551 Section 11.14 When a motion to call for the previous question is proposed by a Member which would result
552 in the closing of debate on a pending question, a two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote shall be required
553
554 Section 11.15 Whenever the Presiding Officer is addressing the Sanggunian, no Member shall leave his seat
555 nor interrupt the former in his talk.
556
557 Section 11.16 After the period of debate has been closed, the period of amendment shall immediately follow.
558
559 Section 11.17 Unless a different method is adopted by the Members present in a particular session,
560 amendments to any proposed measures, or parts thereof, shall be in seriatim. Under this seriatim method, the
561 proposed measure is read paragraph or section by section and after each one is read, amendments can be
562 proposed and debated upon. Thereafter, a vote is taken on the proposed amendment. Eventually, this process
563 will reach its conclusion and the original measure or proposition is said to have passed the second reading.
564
565
566 RULE XII COMMITTEES
567
568 Section 12.1 Creation of Committees. The following rules shall be observed in the creation of committees:
569
570 12.1.1. A regular or standing committee may be created or re-organized by a majority vote of all the
571 Members of the Sanggunian;
572 12.1.2. The Presiding Officer may recommend the creation or re-organization of any regular or standing
573 committee. The Sanggunian shall act on his recommendation without debate and vote on it
574 immediately.
575 12.1.3. Special or Ad-Hoc committees may be created upon the initiative of the Chair or any Member,
576 subject to the affirmative votes of a majority of the Members present, there being a quorum.
577
578 Section 12.2 Composition. Every regular committee to be created shall be composed of not more than five
579 (5) members including the Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
580
581 Section 12.3 Restrictions
582
583 12.3.1. The Presiding Officer shall not be a Member of any regular committee. However, he may be
584 designated by the Body as Chairman of an Ad-Hoc or Special Committee, provided that the
585 purpose or task for which the committee is created does not involve legislative matters or policy-
586 making.
587 12.3.2. No person other than Members of the Sanggunian shall be made a Member of any regular
588 committee.
589 12.3.3. No Member shall participate in the committees deliberation if he has a direct or indirect personal
590 or pecuniary interest on the matter being handled by that committee.
591
592 Section 12.4 Committee Hearings or Public Hearings. No Tax Ordinance or revenue measure shall be
593 enacted by this Sanggunian in the absence of a public hearing duly conducted by the committees concerned.
594
595 Section 12.5 Committee Meetings. As a general rule, a committee meeting shall be attended only by
596 Committee Members unless a Majority Member thereof decided to allow other persons to be present
597 especially invited resource persons or consultants.
598
599 Section 12.6 Committee Hearing distinguished from Committee Meeting. For purposes of this Internal
600 Rules, a committee hearing is an activity of the Sanggunian, thru its committees, wherein the general public
601 particularly those representing different sectors that may be interested or to be affected by a proposed
602 measure are invited to attend to hear and be heard on that matter. This is synonymous to the term public
603 hearing. On the other hand, a committee meeting as the term implies, is a meeting of the members of the
604 committee for the primary purpose of decision-making. Since decision making is a difficult task, the committee
605 is not precluded from inviting and seeking advice from technical persons.
606
607 Section 12.7 Quorum. A majority of all the members of the committee shall constitute a quorum to do
608 business.
609
610 Section 12.8 Calling a Committee Meeting. A committee meeting may be called by the following:
611
612 12.8.1. Chairman
613 12.8.2. Vice-Chairman, if he is in the capacity of Acting Chairman
614 12.8.3. Majority of the committee members
615
616 Provided, that due notice is served upon each and every committee member.
617
618 Section 12.9 Vacancy. Vacancy in a committee shall be filled:
619
620 12.9.1. By a majority vote of all the Members of the Sanggunian; or
621 12.9.2. By the Presiding Officer, by general consent (unanimous assent) of the Members present, there
622 being upon.
623
624 Section 12.10 Appearance of Head of Department/Offices in Committee Meetings. The following rules
625 shall be observed in requesting for the appearance of Heads of Department or Offices:
626
627 12.10.1. Official invitation or request by any committee to appear before it of any Head of Department or
628 Offices, whether Local or National, shall be coursed thru the Presiding Officer. The Presiding
629 Officer shall then endorse it to the Local Chief Executive, in the case of Local Officials or
630 employees, and directly to the Local Head of National Offices in this Locality.
631 12.10.2. The invitation or request shall specify the reason for such appearance or the assistance needed,
632 as the case may be.
633
634 Section 12.11 Mandatory Standing Committees. The Sanggunian shall, thru a resolution, create the
635 following mandatory standing (aka regular) committees.
636
637 12.11.1. Committee on Finance, Budget and Appropriations
638
639 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
640 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or question pertaining to or connected
641 with the following:
642
643 Local taxes, fees and charges
644 Loans and other sources of local revenues
645 Annual and Supplemental Budgets
646 Appropriation Ordinances
647 All other matters related to local taxation and fiscal administration
648
649 Chairman : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
650 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
651 Members : Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
652 : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
653 : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
654
655
656
657
658 12.11.2. Committee on Women and Family
659
660 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
661 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
662 with the following:
663
664 Womens welfare rights and privileges
665 Womens organization
666 Family Welfare
667 Family Planning
668 All other matters related to women and family
669
670 Chairman : Hon. Armida A. De Roxas
671 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
672 Members : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
673 : Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
674 : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
675
676 12.11.3. Committee on Human Rights
677
678 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
679 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
680 with the following:
681
682 Human Rights
683 Prevention of human rights violation
684 All matters affecting human rights
685
686 Chairman : Hon. Armida A. De Roxas
687 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
688 Members : Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
689 : Hon. Renji A. Arcilla
690 : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
691
692 12.11.4. Committee on Youth and Sports Development
693
694 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
695 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
696 with the following:
697
698 Sports development
699 Youth welfare and development
700 All matters affecting the youth and the development of sports
701
702 Chairman : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
703 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
704 Members : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
705 : Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
706 : Hon. Renji A. Arcilla
707
708 12.11.5. Committee on Environmental Protection
709 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
710 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
711 with the following:
712
713 Environmental protection
714 Air and water pollution
715 Wanton destruction of the environment
716 All matters or measures affecting the environment
717
718 Chairman : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
719 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
720 Members : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
721 : Hon. Armida A. De Roxas
722 : Hon. Godfrey A. Umali
723
724 12.11.6. Committee on Cooperatives
725
726 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
727 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
728 with the following:
729
730 Cooperatives organization and development
731 Incentives to cooperatives
732 All matters affecting the cooperatives development program of the government
733
734 Chairman : Hon. Godfrey A. Umali
735 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
736 Members : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
737 : Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
738 : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
739
740 12.11.7. Committee on Rules and Privileges
741
742 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
743 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
744 with the following:
745
746 Sanggunian Internal Rules and violations thereof
747 Order of Business and Calendar for Business
748 Disorderly conduct of Members and investigation thereof
749 Privileges of Members
750
751 Chairman : Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
752 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Renji A. Arcilla
753 Members : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
754 : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
755 : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
756
757
758 Section 12.12 Other Standing Committees. In addition to the above, the Sanggunian shall also create by
759 resolution other necessary standing committees which may include, but not limited to, the following:
760
761 12.12.1. Committee on Ordinances and Legal Matters
762
763 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
764 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
765 with the following:
766
767 Enactment, revision or amendment of all kinds of ordinances except appropriation
768 ordinance
769 Exercise of the legislative powers (taxing power, police power, corporate powers and
770 proprietary rights)
771 Legality of proposed measures to be acted upon by the Sanggunian
772 Review of Ordinances and Resolutions submitted by lower level LGU
773 Review of Barangay Ordinances and Executive Orders issued by the Punong Barangay
774 Conduct of an investigation and recommendation thereto over a complaint filed against
775 Punong Barangay
776 And all other matter with legal implications
777
778 Chairman : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
779 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
780 Members : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
781 : Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
782 : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
783
784 12.12.2. Committee on Peace and Order and Public Safety
785
786 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
787 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
788 with the following:
789
790 Police matters
791 Maintenance of peace and order
792 Protective services
793 Traffic rules and regulations
794 Public morals
795 All other matters related to peace and order and public safety
796
797 Chairman : Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
798 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Godfrey A. Umali
799 Members : Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
800 : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
801 : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
802
803 12.12.3. Committee on Health, Sanitation, Social Welfare and Community Development
804
805 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
806 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
807 with the following:
808
809 Health, sanitation or hygiene
810 Cleanliness and beautification of the community
811 Proposed measures related to hospitals, health centers and health program
812 Purchase of medicine and other health and sanitary measures
813 Social welfare services
814 All matters related to health and social welfare
815
816 Chairman : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
817 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Godfrey A. Umali
818 Members : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
819 : Hon. Armida A. De Roxas
820 : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
821
822 12.12.4. Committee on Agriculture
823
824 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
825 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
826 with the following:
827
828 Agricultural production
829 Agricultural inputs
830 Agricultural facilities
831 Development of agri-business enterprises
832 All matters related to agriculture, including plants and animals
833
834 Chairman : Hon. Godfrey A. Umali
835 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
836 Members : Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
837 : Hon. Armida A. De Roxas
838 : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
839
840 12.12.5. Committee on Education and Culture
841
842 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
843 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
844 with the following:
845
846 Formal and non-formal education
847 Education facilities
848 Promotion of Culture and the Arts
849 Operation of educational institutions, both private and public
850 All matters related to education and culture
851
852 Chairman : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
853 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Armida A. De Roxas
854 Members : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
855 : Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
856 : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
857
858 12.12.6. Committee on Human Resource Development, Good Government, Public Ethics and
859 Accountability
860
861 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
862 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
863 with the following:
864
865 Organization and management; personnel administration, position classification and pay
866 plan, and staffing patterns
867 Creation of position
868 Policy formulation for the economical, efficient and effective local government
869 administration
870 Conduct and ethical standards for local officials and employees
871 Public accountability of all local officials and employees
872 All matters related to good governance
873
874 Chairman : Hon. Renji A. Arcilla
875 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
876 Members : Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
877 : Hon. Godfrey A. Umali
878 : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
879
880 12.12.7. Committee on Public Utilities and Facilities
881
882 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
883 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
884 with the following:
885
886 Operation/establishment of all kinds of public utilities, including but not limited to,
887 transport and communication system
888 Maintenance or upkeep of public facilities including, but not limited to, plaza, parks, jail
889 and other government buildings owned by this LGU
890 All matters related to public utilities and facilities
891
892 Chairman : Hon. Godfrey A. Umali
893 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
894 Members : Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
895 : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
896 : Hon. Armida A. De Roxas
897
898 12.12.8. Committee on Market and Slaughter House
899
900 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
901 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
902 with the following:
903
904 Administration/operation of the public market and slaughter house
905 Measures pertaining to market rental fees and other market and other slaughter house
906 charges
907 Improvement of market facilities and its premises
908 Enactment/revision of the market code
909 All matters related to market and slaughter house administration
910
911 Chairman : Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
912 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
913 Members : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
914 : Hon. Renji A. Arcilla
915 : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
916
917
918
919
920
921 12.12.9. Committee on Games and Amusement
922
923 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
924 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
925 with the following:
926
927 Operation/establishment of amusement places
928 Measures that affect the regulation of games and amusement including, but not limited
929 to, the promotion or holding of cockfights, boxing, basketball tournament, and other kinds
930 of games and amusement
931 All matters related to games and amusement
932
933 Chairman : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
934 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
935 Members : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
936 : Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
937 : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
938
939 12.12.10. Committee on Trade, Commerce and Industry
940
941 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
942 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
943 with the following:
944
945 Establishment/operation of all kinds of trade and industry
946 Measures that affect trade, commerce and industry
947 Incentives to promote trade, commerce and industry
948 All matters related to trade, commerce and industry
949
950 Chairman : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
951 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Armida A. De Roxas
952 Members : Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
953 : Hon. Renji A. Arcilla
954 : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
955
956 12.12.11. Committee on Public Works
957
958 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
959 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
960 with the following:
961
962 Construction, maintenance and repair of roads, bridges and other government
963 infrastructure projects
964 Measure that pertain to drainage and sewerage system and similar projects
965 All matters related to public works and infrastructure projects
966
967 Chairman : Hon. Godfrey A. Umali
968 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
969 Members : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
970 : Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
971 : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
972
973 12.12.12. Committee on Housing and Land Utilization
974
975 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
976 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or
977 connected with the following:
978
979 Housing program
980 Subdivision development/real estate development
981 Measures pertaining to land use
982 Zonification or Zoning Code enactment
983 Squatter problems
984 All matters related to housing and land utilization
985
986
987 Chairman : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
988 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
989 Members : Hon. Renji A. Arcilla
990 : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
991 : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
992
993 12.12.13. Committee on Barangay Affairs
994
995 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
996 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or
997 connected with the following:
998
999 Creation, division, merging, abolition or alteration of boundaries of Barangays; (NB: For
1000 Sangguniang Panlalawigan and Sangguniang Panglunsod only)
1001 Naming or renaming of barangays; (for Sangguniang Bayan only)
1002 Naming or renaming of barangay roads; (for Sangguniang Bayan only)
1003 All matters related to barangay government affairs
1004
1005 Chairman : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
1006 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
1007 Members : Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
1008 : Hon. Armida A. De Roxas
1009 : Hon. Godfrey A. Umali
1010
1011 12.12.14. Committee on Tourism
1012
1013 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
1014 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or
1015 connected with the following:
1016
1017 Tourism programs and plans
1018 Issues related to promoting the municipality or parts thereof as a tourism spot
1019 All matters relating to tourism
1020
1021 Chairman : Hon. Renji A. Arcilla
1022 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Armida A. De Roxas
1023 Members : Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
1024 : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
1025 : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
1026
1027 12.12.15. Committee on Research and Public Information
1028
1029 This committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including its Chairman
1030 and Vice-Chairman, to which shall be referred all matters or questions pertaining to or connected
1031 with the following:
1032
1033 All matters pertaining to research and dissemination of information of great public
1034 interest especially on matters regarding national laws, ordinances, orders, guidelines,
1035 fiats, and the likes to better service the publics right to information
1036
1037 Chairman : Hon. Marife E. Bathan
1038 Vice-Chairman : Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
1039 Members : Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
1040 : Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
1041 : Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
1042
1043
1044 Section 12.13 Membership on Special Bodies
1045
1046 12.13.1. Municipal School Board (MSB)
1047 1. Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
1048
1049 12.13.2. Municipal Health Board (MHB)
1050 1. Hon. Marife E. Bathan
1051
1052
1053 12.13.3. Municipal Development Council (MDC)
1054 1. Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
1055 2. Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
1056
1057 12.13.4. Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC)
1058 1. Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
1059
1060 12.13.5. Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council (MDCC)
1061 1. Hon. Entiquio M. Briones
1062 2. Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
1063 3. Hon. Ruel F. Ilao
1064 4. Hon. Renji A. Arcilla
1065 5. Hon. Marife E. Bathan
1066 6. Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
1067 7. Hon. Armida A. De Roxas
1068 8. Hon. Godfrey A. Umali
1069 9. Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
1070 10. Hon. Celso G. Mandocdoc
1071
1072 12.13.6. Personnel Selection Board (PSB)
1073 1. Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
1074 2. Hon. Marife E. Bathan
1075
1076 12.13.7. Senior Citizen
1077 1. Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
1078 2. Hon. Arnold D. Aguila
1079
1080 12.13.8. Persons With Disability (PWD)
1081 1. Hon. Marife E. Bathan
1082 2. Hon. Godfrey A. Umali
1083
1084 12.13.9. Peoples Law Enforcement Board (PLEB)
1085 1. Hon. Ronald I. Apritado
1086 2. Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto
1087
1088
1089 RULE XIII COMMITTEE REPORTS
1090
1091 Section 13.1 Submission of Committee Reports. Every committee to which a particular measure is referred
1092 by the Presiding Officer shall submit its report in writing to the Sanggunian, thru the Secretary, after finishing
1093 its task within fifteen (15) days after referral to the committee.
1094
1095 Section 13.2 Joint Committee or Multiple Committee Report. When a measure is referred to two or more
1096 committees, the committee concerned may submit a joint committee report or multi-committee report, as
1097 the case may be, or a separate report thereon.
1098
1099 Section 13.3 Contents of Committee Report. The committee report shall contain the following information.
1100
1101 13.3.1. Name of the reporting committee or committees
1102 13.3.2. Brief statement of the subject matter referred to it and the action taken thereon including
1103 information gathered during the conduct of committee hearings or meetings and other relevant
1104 information
1105 13.3.3. Findings or conclusions
1106 13.3.4. Recommendations (Preferably, in the form of resolution)
1107 13.3.5. Names and signatures of concurring Members
1108 13.3.6. Appendices (Minutes of the committee hearings or committee meetings, as the case may be)
1109
1110 Section 13.4 Discharge of Committee. A committee which failed to submit a committee report within the
1111 time required may be discharged by the Sanggunian from further consideration of the measure or questioned
1112 referred to it. Upon motion by any member, the said measure can be assigned to another committee or submit
1113 the measure to the body for proper disposition.
1114
1115 Section 13.5 Recommitting a Measure. When the Sanggunian is not satisfied with the report of a particular
1116 committee on a measure referred to it, the same may be re-committed or returned back to that committee for
1117 further study.
1118
1119 Section 13.6 Calendaring a Measure for Second Reading. After a committee has rendered its report and
1120 is recommending favorably the enactment of a proposed ordinance it has reported out, a copy of the
1121 proposed ordinance shall be furnished to the Committee on Rules which shall calendar it for second reading.
1122 Before the said proposed ordinance is sponsored on the floor, a copy thereof shall be furnished every
1123 Sanggunian Member by the Committee Chairman concerned.
1124
1125 RULE XIV JOURNAL AND RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
1126
1127 Section 14.1 Record of Proceedings. The Sanggunian shall keep a journal and record of its proceedings
1128 which may be published upon resolution of the majority of the Members thereof.
1129
1130 Section 14.2 Minutes. In addition to the journal of proceedings which is required by law (RA 7160) to be
1131 kept, the Sanggunian, thru its Secretary, shall also record its proceedings in the form of a minutes which
1132 shall be submitted by the Secretary to the Sanggunian for appropriate action.
1133
1134 Section 14.3 Reading and Consideration of Minutes. The minutes of the previous session shall be
1135 submitted by the Secretary to the Sanggunian during its succeeding Regular Session. The Sanggunian shall
1136 first determine if there are corrections to be made on the minutes and act on it accordingly before the same is
1137 adopted by the body and becomes its property. Consideration of the minutes shall not be dispensed with.
1138 Reading of the minutes verbatim may be dispensed with if the members were already furnished a copy
1139 thereof beforehand. Being all responsible men and women, the Members are presumed to have read the
1140 minutes already before they came to the session. In any case, the minutes submitted by the Secretary shall
1141 be acted upon by the Members present, one way or the other.
1142
1143 Section 14.4 Contents of Minutes. The minutes shall contain the following information:
1144
1145 Place, Date and Time of the session
1146 Whether it is Special or Regular
1147 Names of the Members present therein and those who were absent
1148 Action taken on the minutes of the previous session including the correction; if any: names of those
1149 who adopted (for approved) the minutes under consideration and those who did not
1150 Text of every measure (resolution or ordinance, etc. adopted or enacted)
1151 Brief resum of the minority opinion if any
1152 The ayes and nayes or yes or no votes on every question (measure) and if voting is done thru
1153 nominal voting or roll call vote, the names of those who voted on either side
1154 All motions presented or proposed, whether lost or carried, except those withdrawn
1155 Full text of the veto message of the local chief executive, if any
1156 Time of adjournment
1157
1158 Section 14.5 Signing of Minutes. The original copy of the minutes shall be signed by the Members who
1159 adopted or approved it at the particular space therein. The Presiding Officer at that particular session and the
1160 secretary shall also sign or affix their signature on it. (Maximum of 15 days)
1161
1162 Section 14.6 Excerpts. Excerpts to be taken out of the minutes shall be certified and attested to as correct
1163 by the Secretary and the Presiding Officer on the particular session, respectively.
1164
1165 RULE XV RULES ON MOTION
1166
1167 Section 15.1 All motions relating to a committee report, if presented or proposed by the reporting Committee
1168 Chairman, or the reporting Committee Member, shall need NO second.
1169
1170 Section 15.2 If someone has the floor whether or not he is speaking a motion to adjourn shall be ruled out
1171 of order.
1172
1173 Section 15.3 All privileged motions may be proposed even if there is a pending motion or question before
1174 the body.
1175
1176 Section 15.4 The following motions can be presented or proposed even if someone has the floor, viz:
1177
1178 15.4.1. Appeal from the decision of the Chair
1179 15.4.2. Call for orders of the day
1180 15.4.3. Divide the assembly, body (or house, if any)
1181 15.4.4. Divide the question
1182 15.4.5. Object to the consideration of a question
1183 15.4.6. Point of order
1184 15.4.7. Point of information
1185 15.4.8. Point of parliamentary
1186 15.4.9. Reconsider
1187 15.4.10. Reconsider and have entered on the minutes
1188 15.4.11. Raise a question of privilege
1189
1190 In other words, the foregoing enumerated motions can interrupt the speaker.
1191
1192 Section 15.5 When there is no quorum present, a motion to adjourn or to take a recess is in order provided,
1193 that nobody else has the floor.
1194
1195 Section 15.6 Motions or questions which were laid on the table may be taken up thru a motion to that effect
1196 during that particular session or during the next regular session but not beyond.
1197
1198 Section 15.7 The following motions require a SECOND, viz:
1199
1200 15.7.1. Adjourn
1201 15.7.2. Adopt a report or resolution, except when proposed by the reporting Committee Chairman or
1202 Member
1203 15.7.3. Amend
1204 15.7.4. Appeal from the decision of the Chair
1205 15.7.5. Commit or refer to a committee
1206 15.7.6. Expunge
1207 15.7.7. Extend or limit the time or debate
1208 15.7.8. Fix the time to adjourn
1209 15.7.9. Lay on the table
1210 15.7.10. Postpone definitely
1211 15.7.11. Postpone indefinitely
1212 15.7.12. Call for the previous question
1213 15.7.13. Recess
1214 15.7.14. Reconsider
1215 15.7.15. Reconsider and have entered on the minutes
1216 15.7.16. Rescind or repeal
1217 15.7.17. Suspend the rules
1218 15.7.18. Take from the table
1219 15.7.19. All main motions
1220
1221 Section 15.8 A motion to amend (amendment of the 1 st degree) and a motion to amend an amendment
1222 (amendment of the 2nd degree) may be withdrawn but only before a decision is made thereon.
1223
1224 Section 15.9 A motion to amend is in order only up to the second degree. Thus, a motion to amend an
1225 amendment to an amendment is out of order.
1226
1227 Section 15.10 A motion can be withdrawn only when it is not yet being discussed or debated upon by the
1228 Body. Otherwise, any request to withdraw it shall require a vote by general consent and if there is an objection
1229 raised for its withdrawal, a majority vote of the Members present.
1230
1231 RULE XVI SUSPENSION OF RULES
1232
1233 Section 16.1 Any part of this Internal Rules of Procedure except those prescribed by existing laws, may be
1234 suspended at any particular session by general consent or by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Members present
1235 therein.
1236
1237 RULE XVII AMENDMENTS
1238
1239 Section 17.1 This Internal Rules of Procedure may be amended at any regular session by a two-thirds (2/3)
1240 vote of all the Members of this Sanggunian, provided that prior notice of such proposed amendment is given
1241 to all the Members and provided further that no provision herein which is based on, or prescribed by existing
1242 laws, shall be amended.
1243
1244 RULE XVIII SUPPLEMENTARY RULES
1245
1246 Section 18.1 The rules, procedure and parliamentary practices of the Philippine Congress and books dealing
1247 on this subject written by Filipino authors, particularly by Antonio Orendain, Reynaldo Fajardo and Reverendo
1248 M. Dihan, shall serve as supplementary authorities of this Sanggunian but only in so far as they are not
1249 incompatible with the rules and procedures adopted therein.
1250
1251 Section 18.2 Conduct of Travelling and Representation Activities and Availment of Representation and
1252 Transportation Allowance (RATA). It is assumed that all elective officials in the Sangguniang Bayan are
1253 entitled to the representation and Transportation allowance if they have rendered services accruing their
1254 tenure as elective officials at least once a week whether it be legislation or actual people interaction or any
1255 activities relating to the function.
1256
1257 RULE XIX OTHERS
1258
1259 Section 19.1 Any Members of the Sanggunian who comes in twenty (20) minutes after constituting a quorum
1260 will be recorded as absent but will be allowed to observe the proceedings but cannot participate in the
1261 deliberations.
1262
1263 Section 19.2 No cellular phone or other noisy electronic equipment will be operated during session.
1264
1265 Section 19.3 At the duration of the session, smoking will be prohibited.
1266
1267 Section 19.4 Dress code Black Pants/Slacks and White Polo Barong / Black Shoes;
1268 First Monday of the Month - Short Sleeve Barong
1269
1270 RULE XX EFFECTIVITY
1271
1272 Section 20.1 This Internal Rules of Procedure shall take effect on the date of its adoption.
1273
1274 Date Adopted: July 4, 2016
1275
1276
1277 Much as the IRP of the Sangguniang Bayan is in place, the authorities who will sign withdrawals in our
1278 Land Bank Lipa City Account was presented as:
1279
1280 RESOLUTION NO. 0022016
1281
1282 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DEFINING SIGNING AUTHORITIES
1283 FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT OF SAN JOSE, BATANGAS
1284 BANK ACCOUNTS AT LAND BANK LIPA CITY BRANCH
1285
1286 WHEREAS, the Local Government Unit of San Jose, Batangas has the Land Bank Lipa City Branch as
1287 the lone depository bank where all municipal funds are maintained and transacted through various accounts;
1288
1289 WHEREAS, at the onset and assumption of duties of the newly elected officials, is the updating of our
1290 bank records especially the official signatories.
1291
1292 SO THEREFORE, on motion of Hon. Ronald I. Apritado and concurred into by all Members present,
1293 resolve to approve as it is hereby approved that the following are our official signatories for all contracts and
1294 negotiable instruments for and in behalf of the Municipality of San Jose, Batangas with Land Bank Lipa City
1295 Branch:
1296
1297 1. HON. VALENTINO R. PATRON Municipal Mayor, for all transactions, checks relating to the
1298 operation of the Executive Branch of the Local Government Unit of San Jose, Batangas;
1299 2. HON. ENTIQUIO M. BRIONES Municipal Vice-Mayor, for all transactions, checks relating to
1300 the operation of the Legislative Department of the Local Government Unit of San Jose, Batangas;
1301 3. MR. JOSELITO J. MARQUEZ Municipal Treasurer, for all checks and other negotiable
1302 instruments.
1303
1304 RESOLVED FURTHER that this authority is retroactively effective July 1, 2016 and prior authorities issued
1305 by the Sangguniang Bayan relating to the aforesaid functions are superseded and nullified.
1306
1307 RESOLVED FINALLY that copies of this resolution be provided to parties with interest hereon.
1308
1309 On Other concerns, the following is passed as:
1310
1311 RESOLUTION NO. 0032016
1312
1313 A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE MUNICIPAL MAYOR TO INCLUDE IN THE RAPID
1314 CLEANLINESS PROGRAM, THE PUBLIC MARKET AT BARANGAY TAYSAN, SIDEWALKS
1315 AND SIDESTREETS IN THE URBAN AREAS AND INGRESS/EGRESS MARKERS
1316
1317 WHEREAS, the Municipal Mayor, at day one (1) of his tenure as the Head of the Executive Department
1318 had laid down the cleanliness priorities in the Municipality;
1319
1320 WHEREAS, frequented by people are our Public Market, streets and most visible are the entrances for
1321 our urban areas.
1322
1323 WHEREFORE, on motion of Hon. Ruel F. Ilao and concurred into by all Members present, resolve to
1324 approve as it is hereby approved that the aforesaid priorities be requested to be considered.
1325
1326 RESOLVE FINALLY that copies of this resolution be provided to parties with interest hereon.
1327
1328
1329 On other concerns, the following is passed as:
1330
1331 RESOLUTION NO. 0042016
1332
1333 A RESOLUTION REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
1334 (DPWH) TO MAINTAIN TRAFFIC AND FLOW OF VEHICLES AT THE
1335 LAPO-LAPO 1 AYA MOJON ROAD CONSTRUCTION AREA
1336
1337 WHEREAS, a massive road construction is being conducted along the Lapo-Lapo 1 Aya roads and
1338 diggings and construction are being undertaken at various points;
1339
1340 WHEREAS, vehicle flow and traffic has not been properly controlled causing confusion and creating a lot
1341 of complaints from motorists;
1342
1343 WHEREAS, it was learned that marshals and traffic controllers are included in the program of work but
1344 are not visible in the area.
1345
1346 WHEREFORE, on motion of Hon. Godfrey A. Umali and seconded by Hon. Arnold D. Aguila, resolve to
1347 approve as it is hereby approved that the aforesaid concern be requested to be addressed immediately.
1348
1349 RESOLVE FINALLY that copies of this resolution be provided to parties with interest hereon.
1350
1351
1352 On Officers of the Day, schedule are as follows:
1353 Tuesday Hon. Ronald I. Apritado / Hon. Arnold D. Aguila;
1354 Wednesday Hon. Renjie A. Arcilla / Hon. Godfrey A. Umali;
1355 Thursday Hon. Armida A. De Roxas / Hon. Marife E. Bathan;
1356 Friday Hon. Ruel F. Ilao / Hon. Herminigildo P. Maquinto.
1357
1358
1359 As all in the Calendar had been taken up, the session adjourned at 12:07 PM.
1360
1361 I hereby certify the correctness of the foregoing Minutes of the 1st Regular Session of the Sangguniang
1362 Bayan.
1363
1364
1365
CESAR P. ROSALES
Secretary to the Sanggunian
ATTESTED BY:

RONALD I. APRITADO RUEL F. ILAO


Sangguniang Bayan Member Sangguniang Bayan Member

RENJI A. ARCILLA MARIFE E. BATHAN


Sangguniang Bayan Member Sangguniang Bayan Member

HERMINIGILDO P. MAQUINTO ARMIDA A. DE ROXAS


Sangguniang Bayan Member Sangguniang Bayan Member
GODFREY A. UMALI ARNOLD D. AGUILA
Sangguniang Bayan Member Sangguniang Bayan Member

CELSO G. MANDOCDOC
Ex-Officio Member, LMB President

ENTIQUIO M. BRIONES
Municipal Vice-Mayor and SB Presiding Officer
1366
1367
1368
UNFINISHED BUSINESS (as of July 11, 2016)
No. Subject / Particulars / Request Date Received / Submitted Session Session Date Actions / Remarks
Request for authority for augmentation of funds
appropriated under the Office of the Municipal Mayor
Referred to the Committee on Finance,
1 from OMOE-Community Affairs Services (Turn Over Wednesday, 1 June 2016 125th Monday, 6 June 2016
Budget and Appropriations (June 6, 2016)
Ceremony) to Training Expenses amounting to Php
100,000.00
Request for authority to enter into Memorandum of
Agreement for Work Immersion Partnership with Dr.
Referred to the Committee on Ordinances
2 Bonifacio A. Masilungan National High School in relation Friday, 10 June 2016 126th Friday, 20 May 2016
and Legal Matters (June 20, 2016)
to the K to 12 Basic Education Reform program of the
DepEd

Request of the Municipal Health Officer for Referred to the Committee on Finance,
Authorization of Work Program for the Utilization of Budget and Appropriations and Committee
3 Monday, 13 June 2016 126th Friday, 20 May 2016
Funds for Per Family Payment Rate (PFPR) Trust Fund on Health, Sanitation, Social Welfare and
Fiscal Year 2013 Community Development (June 20, 2016)

Request for authority to hold:


Cockfights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of July Referred to the Committee on Games and
4 Tuesday, 21 June 2016 127th Monday, 27 June 2016
2016 Amusement (June 27, 2016)
2-Cock Derby on July 5, 2016
Request for authority to transfer fund from Trust to
General amounting to Php 342,561.80 which was
Referred to the Committee on Finance,
5 mistaken as a collection from PCSO Lotto Draw instead Monday, 27 June 2016 127th Monday, 27 June 2016
Budget and Appropriations (June 27, 2016)
of PCSO STL and was consequently deposited to Trust
Fund
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